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Build-A-Robot

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

Ages 9-Adult. Work with a partner to build one of the LEGO EV3 robot models that come with the education kit. Download the model program to activate your robot! Adults not required, but this is a great chance for parents or grandparents to share a STEM activity with your child.Register for each class.  Limit 16


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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
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Stay, Play, and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early literacy – playing, talking, writing, and reading. Stay, Play, and Learn meets on Mondays and Tuesdays when there is a storytime.
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Harvest Glen HOA

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Spaces Reservation
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Maker Club

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
All ages (age 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult). Led by Ryan Brock, create your own tech-based project and learn about microcontrollers, soldering, wiring, and programming in these hands-on sessions. Participants do not need to attend every session but MUST come to the first session in order to choose a project. Most projects will take multiple sessions. Limited to 20. There will be a fee for some supplies after projects are chosen.
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Preschool Stories

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
For ages 3 1/2- 5. Help your preschooler get ready to read and build skills through stories, music and rhymes. Caregivers must remain in library; pick up child’s name tag at the service center.
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers. Pick up your free tickets at the Service Center.
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Stay, Play, and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early literacy – playing, talking, writing, and reading. Stay, Play, and Learn meets on Mondays and Tuesdays when there is a storytime.
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Art:Monarch Migration

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone

Grades 3-5. Monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico in October.  After reading the book Traveling Butterflies by Susumu Shingu, students will create a colorful monarch picture using black Sharpie markers, crayons, and paints. Limit 16 students

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Teen Gaming

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

Grades 6-12. Bring a friend and play Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and other Wii U or Xbox One games on the big screen. Snacks provided. No registration required.


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Hooked on Books

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room North

Join our book group for a lively discussion. Books are available each month at the Circulation Desk.

October - Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
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Spaces Reservation

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room South
Spaces Reservation
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Dead People of Illinois

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Search the state with John Lynn for interesting cemeteries, graves, and epitaphs, and find intriguing lives, curious deaths. and lots of funny names. It’s an opportunity for mortals to not only whistle past the graveyard, but to pause and enjoy the oddities of life and death while we’re still on the right side of history.
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Felting Pumpkins

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
Grades 6-12. Use wool roving and the needle felting technique to create your own adorable display pumpkin.
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Evening Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
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Turning Pages Together

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room North

Join our book group for a lively discussion. Books are available each month at the Circulation Desk.

October - Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
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RAILS Circulation Managers

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Meeting of Circulation Managers from RAILS libraries.
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Ghost Stories

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Recommended for ages 6 & up. Join us after hours for ghost stories. We will start with slightly scary to creepy stories by the end of the night.
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Science Patrol (Ages 3-6 w/adult)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

Ages 3-6 with an adult. Parents, here’s a fun way to experience science with your child. 

Let’s defy gravity and find a way to make a robot climb the wall.


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All Things Wellness Events & Expo NFP

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Spaces Reservation

Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
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Stay, Play, and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early literacy – playing, talking, writing, and reading. Stay, Play, and Learn meets on Mondays and Tuesdays when there is a storytime.
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Robotics Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

Ages 9-Adult.Learn or improve your programming skills with the LEGO Mindstorms programming modules. Have fun applying those skills to various challenges. You must have attended the Basics class or one of the previous Robotics Workshops. A Build-A-Robot session does not qualify. Register for each class. Limit 18


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Preschool Stories

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
For ages 3 1/2- 5. Help your preschooler get ready to read and build skills through stories, music and rhymes. Caregivers must remain in library; pick up child’s name tag at the service center.
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers. Pick up your free tickets at the Service Center.
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